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National Poetry Month: Poetry Contest!

Billings Public Library and The Friends of BPL invite you to celebrate National Poetry Month with us by participating in a poetry contest. Not only will there be cash prizes, but the top three poets will get some time in the spotlight by reading their winning submission at our Poetry Night on Tuesday, April 30th, at 6:30 pm in the Community Room! The contest will be broken into three age groups: Children (age 0-12), Youth (age 13-19), Adults (age 20+) and three cash prizes will be awarded in each age group. Each poet may submit up to three poems for consideration. First Place in each group will receive $25.00, Second Place, $15.00 and Third Place, $10.00. We will be accepting submissions starting March 18th through April 12th, and our winners will be announced on April 23rd. First place winners from each age group will get to read their winning poem at Poetry Night. Happy writing, fellow poets! We look forward to receiving your submissions. Best of luck to you all.

Dates and Times

  • Monday, April 1, 2019 – 12:00 AM
  • Tuesday, April 2, 2019 – 12:00 AM
  • Wednesday, April 3, 2019 – 12:00 AM
  • Thursday, April 4, 2019 – 12:00 AM
  • Friday, April 5, 2019 – 12:00 AM
  • Saturday, April 6, 2019 – 12:00 AM
  • Sunday, April 7, 2019 – 12:00 AM
  • Monday, April 8, 2019 – 12:00 AM
  • Tuesday, April 9, 2019 – 12:00 AM
  • Wednesday, April 10, 2019 – 12:00 AM
  • Thursday, April 11, 2019 – 12:00 AM
  • Friday, April 12, 2019 – 12:00 AM